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Cynthia Nixon, Tim Matheson to Play First Couple in TV's KILLING REAGAN
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today that veteran actor Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) will star as the actor turned California governor turned president in the network's forthcoming two-hour scripted movie Killing Reagan (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'That's My Girl' Season Finale of SCANDAL
by - May 6, 2016

On the Season Finale of ABC's SCANDAL titled "That's My Girl", as each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. (more...)

UCI Drama to Present EVITA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice Tony-winning musical Evita, their second offering in the Irvine Barclay Theatre this season. (more...)

Zenefits Commits to Hiring Veterans, Joins White House Joining Forces Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, airing for the week of Monday, May 9, 2016! (more...)

Solutionary Recognized at the White House for Its Participation in the Joining Forces Initiative; Upping the Ante on U.S. Veteran Hires Through 2021
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Mark Kelly and LeVar Burton Host Story Time For Elementary Schoolers
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Service members and their families stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, one of the largest training bases for the U.S. Army, received a special visit today from The First Lady, Dr. Biden and Astronaut Mark Kelly. They were joined by lifelong literacy advocate LeVar Burton, the host of Reading Rainbow , for a story time event for students on-base at Thayer Elementary School. The event was part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Celebrating its 5 th anniversary, the initiative works to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. (more...)

LG Joins Forces With Tech Sector To Support White House Veterans Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Arts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The fourth annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will take place Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Dr.). The luncheon will feature a discussion highlighting the life-altering impact of the arts as a catalyst for social change, addressing urgent issues. The conversation will feature the award-winning director of the acclaimed documentary 'The Homestretch,' Kirsten Kelly, and Roque Sanchez, who was featured in the film. The event will also pay tribute to James W. and Kay Mabie, long-time supporters of a multitude of arts organizations and education institutions in Illinois, who will be presented the Citizen Advocate Award. (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

COFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Curious to learn just how the stars of Cirque du Soleil pull off those amazing physical feats on stage? This Thursday, May 5th, audiences can log on to YouTube and ask the performers questions in real time when Coffee With Goldstar returns with two stars from the popular Cirque show, KURIOS: Cabinet of Kuriosites. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A New Argentina! Highlights of Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs now through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

BWW Previews: SHOT! A WORLD PREMIERE presented by NICKEL CITY OPERA AT SHEA'S BUFFALO THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 16, 2016

Out of a sense of homegrown spirit and pride, Nickel City Opera enlisted the 27 time ASCAP award winning composer, Persis Vehar to set a libretto to music based on the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition by Polish-American dissident and self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Commissioned by Dr. Judith Wolf and written by librettist Gabrielle Vehar, 'SHOT!' dramatizes the events before, during and after President McKinley's death providing the flavor of Buffalo in 1901 including actual songs that were written about the Pan American Exposition and its' relationship to Buffalo. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager Talk New Children's Book on 'Tonight'
by - May 11, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager stopped by to chat abou the evolution of the former president's artwork and about their children's book "Our Great Big Backyard". (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

2-Month-Old Daisy Tanner to Make Stage Debut at Lynn University in WAVE YOUR FLAG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Little Daisy Tanner will make her stage debut at Lynn University on Friday, June 10th, at 7:30 PM, when she appears opposite the First Lady of Florida Theatre, Jan McArt, in a staged reading of Tony Finstrom's new play with music, 'WAVE YOUR FLAG!'     (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Trump Card' Episode of ABC's SCANDAL
by - Apr 29, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled "Trump Card" - Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs tomorrow, April 30, through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden to Appear on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Next week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative. In 2011, the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative that calls on all Americans – in both the public and private sectors - to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through employment, education and wellness opportunities. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Full Service Digital Creative Agency AvatarLabs Wins Webby Award for Best Display & Banner Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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Berkeley Rep Names Rachel Hull as Director of School of Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Berkeley Rep announced today that it has named Rachel Hull as the new director for its School of Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet Afghanistan's First Female SESAME STREET Character 'Zari'!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

In her first interview in the United States, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with SESAME STREET's first Afghanistan's female character Zari and EVP of Global Impact and Philanthropy Sherrie Westin. (more...)

69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Among Winners of 2016 Webby Awards; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS today won the Webby and People's Voice Awards for best event in social. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, May 12, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 12, 2016! (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds Camp Broadway Scholarships in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 3rd Annual Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Scholarship application is now available for parents of children ages 10-17 who want to attend Camp Broadway's annual summer program in Atlanta that will be held at the Rialto Theater, Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 10, for one week only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of EVITA at Marriott Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, opened April 20 at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), where it will run through June 5. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez (Choreography for On the Town and Mary Poppins at The Marriott Theatre; Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

ArtsBridge Foundation, the producer of the 8th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, last night announced the winners of the 2016 awards during a ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

BWW Review: The Marriott Lincolnshire Takes EVITA To An Intimate Stage
by Kailey Hansen - Apr 22, 2016

Capturing the renowned musical retelling of Eva Peron-Argentinian fashion icon, pop culture staple and political powerhouse-is no small task for any theater. Combine that with the incomparable music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the deeply dynamic lyrics of Tim Rice and you've got Broadway-sized shoes to fill. This season, the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater decided to take on this challenging show, setting the classic rock opera 'in the round'; and it was well-worth it. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana Premiere of The Book of Merman opening May 12, 2016 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through June 12, with Emily Ristine serving as director. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tuesday, May 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, May 3, 2016! (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on CBS's NCIS in Support of 'Joining Forces'
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in an NCIS episode in conjunction with “Joining Forces,” a nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans and their families, on Tuesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Hillary Clinton Sweeps the Cast of Castillo Theatre's VOTES... Sort Of
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In light of Hillary Clinton's sweep of the Democratic primary, an 'exit poll' was done of the cast of VOTES, a musical now running at Castillo Theatre in Manhattan, which examines the ambitions and regrets of the Democratic front runner. How did a group of seven actors, who have been ruthlessly examining Hillary Clinton's legacy for their play, take their artistic experience to the polls? (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm), join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Award-Winning Playwright, Vickie L. Evans, Takes Domestic Violence Stage Play To Washington, DC
by Vickie Evans - Apr 19, 2016

Award-winning playwright, Vickie L. Evans, presents her domestic violence awareness stage play, 'A Change Is Gonna Come', Friday April 22 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 23 at 3 pm in Washington, DC's THEARC Theater. (more...)

Rover's 365 Women a Year Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

For the second year, Rover Dramawerks is pleased to partner with the playwrights' group 365 Women a Year to present a festival of plays by women, about women, for everyone. This international playwriting coalition, founded by Jesslynn Eisenberg Chamblee, involves playwrights across the world who have signed on to write one or more plays about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project's ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness, as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country. (more...)

MetroStage to Present BLACK PEARL SINGS! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's EVITA
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, will be presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), previewing April 13, opening April 20 and running through June 5. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez(Choreography for On the Town and Mary Poppins at The Marriott Theatre; Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs Launch MOVE FOR MINDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs, the high performance lifestyle leaders in health and wellness today announced the inaugural MOVE FOR MINDS Experience launching on Saturday, May 21. This groundbreaking event takes place at Equinox Sports Clubs in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. Participants will engage their brains and bodies in physical fitness challenges including Equinox's 'The Cut,' a unique, cardio forward boxing class, yoga and guided meditation, while also have the chance to explore a first-of-its-kind marketplace where they will meet and hear from the superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress/sleep and caregiving. MOVE FOR MINDS is an unprecedented gathering of empowered women, men and leading experts who believe funding women's brain research will help us solve the Alzheimer's epidemic and answer the question: Why are so many people getting Alzheimer's and why are the majority of them women? (more...)

New Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The World Premiere of a new work by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala benefit on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, is being presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), currently in previews an opening April 20 for a run through June 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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